FeO = FeO total
There is another
table of composition at http://www.exploratorium.edu/theworld/iceland/
where there are also other details about Hekla eruptions, and a large
a large amount of photos of the 2000 eruption. Some eruptions (2000?,
1980, 1970, 1311?) have also contained a high degree of Fluorine coinciding
with mass fatalities amongst livestock. From examination of symptoms in
the materia medica, it is most probable that ashes from these eruptions
were the ones used for the remedy.
The largest eruptions date from 1104 and 1766. Recent ones were in 1991 and 2000. The February-March 2000 eruption was Hekla's third eruption in 20 years. The craters are usually filled with snow and there is usually a cloud floating above.
up the following information:
(From this it could be predicted that the remedy tends to have an associated action which is intense over the first few hours then an ongoing letting off of steam for a few weeks. This is something to observe and check in actual cases.)
The Thjorsa lava flow, possibly the largest post-glacial flow in the world, covers around 770 sq. km. and flowed 130 km from its point of origin.
1104: After a least 250 years of sleep, Hekla erupted violently with an explosive eruption that sent tephra northward, covering more than half the country.
1970: After a 22 year interval of inactivity Hekla came back to life, first shooting a huge ash-laden cloud to a height of 15,000 meters, and then covering a 40,000 sq. km. area with ash. This ash had high fluorine content (800-2,000 ppm) which poisoned over 7,000 sheep in the local area. This eruption's breakthrough points occurred along the Hekla's south-south-west and north-east slopes.
1980: On the 17th of August Hekla started erupting explosively first from the summit area and then spread along the whole 4.3 mile (7 km) fissure. The eruption column of steam and then dark tephra reached an altitude of over 49,000 ft.(15 km). The maximum tephra thickness for this eruption was reported ~ 6 miles (10 km) north of the summit with a depth of 8 inches (20 cm). The fluorine content in the tephra was high enough to cause heath problems with livestock. Lava started to flow from the summit of Hekla and continued along the length of the fissure, all together forming four separate flows. The largest amount of lava was erupted within the first twelve hours and by August 20th the only activity left was eruptions of steam.
Iceland is the site of the largest single lava flow in recorded global history. In 1783, an eruption at a mountain called Laki tore a chain of giant craters in the earth. Besides releasing 2.9 cubic miles of lava and inundating 218 square miles of land, the craters also belched a haze of toxic particles into the air, which was reported as far away as Syria. The poisoned air devastated Iceland's livestock and farmland, contributing to a famine that killed about a quarter of the island's residents. Not Hekla, but it gives an impression of the nature of these eruptions.
, are some personal experiences of Mount Hekla and it's eruptions.
".... the mountain is the most infamous in Iceland - folklore has it as the entrance (or one of the entrances) to Hell; our Icelandic dictionary says hekla means a crochet hook, but I think it must be connected to the root HEK found in Hexe, German for witch, and English to put a HEX on someone - sort of Black Witch Mountain".
Icelandic is a North Germanic language closely related to Faroese and some West Norwegian dialects. The island was first properly settled by Norwegians, and later became Danish when the lineage of the Norwegian monarchy ended and Norway was merged into a kingdom dominated by Denmark. Heks is current Danish and Norwegian (and Dutch) for hag or witch.
The Old Norse suffix "-ligr" (modern Icelandic "-legur") is used the same as the Old Norse word "liga", which has the same meaning (and etimology) as the English "-ly", meaning similar to, or like. So its possible "hek liga"/"heklegur"/"hekligr" (literally meaning witch-like) could have been shortened to hekla over the years.
Maybe I'm pushing for a witch type meaning, but I since found at Fact Monster, that Mount Hekla is a legendary gathering place for witches. I've also read that people used to believe that there were big black birds that attacked everything that approached the mountain. Maybe in the past this was true, though now few birds are found in the area.
The above is interesting, and certainly offers a different flavour than "cloak" conjures up. Any further information on this is very welcome.
I focused on it listening to Cover Me (Plaid Mix), from Hyperballad. (If you have Real Player, and you're online then you are, hopefully, listening to "Cover Me" by Bjork. If you can't hear it now, click here).This reminded me more of the rawness, plus the Staphisagria sensitivity. Also, there may well be some element of quirkiness, something eccentric and sensitive, maybe more like Sulphur? The idea of the cloak is interesting. There is maybe something unexpressed and hidden, and lurking there, or maybe it is more to do with a covering e.g. the tissues on the bone ? I feel there is a darker side to it which so far hasn't been expressed in the provings or literature. (Maybe related to the translation of Hekla to cloak, which may be hiding the witchy hexing aspect... interesting.)
On talking to Diane Murray (a colleague in Bristol), themes around eating and isolation came up. Also, as she had recently been there, in our conversation there was a strong sense of the environment of volcano, hot geysers, frozen waterfalls and moonlike landscape. Mount Hekla is away from people, very isolated, unlike other volcanoes such as Stromboli with it greenery, vegetation and people living half way up. Many of the physicals focus around the jaw and teeth. There is also the drying up of milk aspect which led me to connect with a sense of not feeding. This not feeding feels at a deep level, the baby, jaw necrosis, isolation, non verbal. There are the mentals of suppressed emotions. I wonder if these may be as of those in a neglected or deserted child. Iceland itself is relatively isolated, in cold surroundings. Its land mass is still forming through volcanic activity. The suppressed forces feel like they are both childlike and plutonic in nature. The music of Bjork reflects a lot of this for me.
I made a Hekla
1M by "meditation" which I've dropped off to my patient (whose tooth pain
from dubious dental work that had been troubling him for two months healed
over a few days and has stayed away - 12/9/00). I felt incredibly clear
and energised whilst making it; it felt very windy and desolate as I sort
of blew the essence in. When making the remedy I felt:
" Its sort of pphhhffff! It feels like plastic when it's been in the sun (S had warmed the bottle up...?). Earthy, very earthy.....
A pyramid. As if I am in it looking up to the point. It is pale, sky blue with white speckles which are air rushing past. The pyramid is like an icicle, all dripping down, not stable. It has a (red?) rose inside, facing me.
I get blue (dark, navy blue) and green (dark turquoise).
(Where do you feel it in your body?) Head, abdomen, knees and hands. (In your muscles, joints, bones or somewhere else like the bits in your tummy, or is it a headache?) In my bones.
Blue rivers, thin. Also lightning, blue lightning.
Fire and ice.
A circle of fire above something like a (remedy pill - small, round white sugar) pill.
Yellow raindrops. Dusty, lots of little bits. Brown speckledy dust, coming out of something like a grinder, though that was in the peripheral of my vision. It was going round in a spiral, like when Tinkerbell throws her magic dust and it sweeps round (in an arc) and slowly settles.
Image of a plant, like a money plant (tree) but with only one stalk but leaves like the money plant coming of it.
A big field of green grass, thatís where the stream was.
Total eclipse. I got lots of images of the total eclipse."
A later attempt
by Suzanne came up with the following:
I feel I am whirling around, a swung around feeling, like after being on a roundabout. Feeling dizzy. Feeling nauseous.
H/A feeling sick.
Cold and shivery.
Felt generally better with eyes open.
Tension on base of skull - compressed head thing.
Tummy feels stirred up, its bringing out my weak symptoms.
Expansive and contractive at the same time. Contracting in abdomen, but expanding outward.
Ears - as if under water (slight pressure).
Caught in a vortex of energy.
Black stuff on top now - a bit of black on field of vision.
Sadness, like Iíve done a lot and worn out, emptiness. Sleepy? Hollow, numb.
Whole body feels as if itís ringing, tingling - like ringing in ears though whole body. Toes tingly.
Everything is on both sides."
I have done similar
"provings" with Suzanne before and there are similarities with some of
these other provings (and the traditional proving
she did of Venus), i.e. in her, they do tend to bring out spaceyness,
contracting and expanding, emptiness, numbness, tiredness, blackness,
nausea and feeling cold and shivery. However, the symptoms above did link
into a pattern, so I left them there. The feeling of a vortex, going round
and round, and cold shivery sensations also come through in my sense of
the remedy and from Rosaís wonderfully lucid perceptions.
I do think that the difference between a traditional proving and what Rosa and Suzanne experienced is that they were possibly expressing the underlying nature of the substance whilst what we have in a traditional proving is the reaction to that in both the mind and the body. This reaction will often result in pathological symptoms that are plain to see. The more a person is able to freely express an essence or remedy that they have taken, the less likely they are to be jolted and pushed into producing the pathology. Rosa was 9 years old and particularly open to the world and able to express her experiences with confidence. Suzanne is older and less free in that way. The difference between their experiences above, I think, reflects this.
Because Suzanne and Rosa only held the remedy bottle and after a few minutes released it, I think they had only "tasted" the essence. If they were to have ingested it they may well have felt the effects more in the centre of their beings rather than on the periphery, and we may then have more "solid" symptoms to look at.
The remedy was made by concentration/meditation and was not materially connected to the substance of Hekla Lava. Does this make any difference? It is no different in that way from remedies made in radionics machines, of which there is ample proof of the effectiveness. I would like to do a traditional proving with this remedy to see how similar it is to the "normal" remedy. Results of this will be on this website in the future. Meanwhile, the remedy has worked in a curative manner for the patient for whom it was intended.
I look forward to hearing any views on this, and any other issues you have picked up here. Also, if anyone has any insight into the more subtle aspects of the remedy from their own experience, I would love to include it here.
There is an extensive
article in French by Doctor Robert Sťror which could do with proper translation. In it, he goes through the literature.
is a google translation.
Osgood-Schlaters disease, Schuermann, Kohler, and possibly experience in growing pains at all levels.
Sinus tumors. Odonto-stornatologie:
Trigeminal nerve, upper and lower jaws, and all true neuralgia related to tooth extraction.
Effects of tooth extraction.
Local or systemic disorders associated with teething.
Particular tropism for canines and reflex disorders in the eye and sinus. Rheumatology:
Sacro iliac, femoral hip.
Bone tumors, infected or not.
compulsions, responsibility; decreased, avoiding
shame, offense Mirilli's Themes:-
wicked Mind (symptom and number of remedies in that symptom):-
anger, ailments from 326
anger, violent 175
contradiction; intolerant of 117
excitement, excitable; ailments from, agg. 1174
indignation; ailments from, agg. 125
injustice, cannot support 75
obstinate, headstrong 202
shock, ailments from 66
violence, vehemence 320
Photographs taken by řorvaldur řůrūarson (Thor Thordarson) and used with his kind permission. They were from the page on the Mount Hekla eruption of 1991 at the Volcano World website.